interocclusal contact

in·ter·oc·clu·sal con·tact

(intĕr-ŏ-klūzăl kontakt)
Meeting of the chewing surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the teeth close together in centric occlusion.
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One of the possible contributing factors for tooth wear can also be periodontal diseases which can alter tooth mobility therefore changing the interocclusal contacts.18 Although the exact causative mechanism is not yet known, occlusal trauma resulting in such cases can act as aggravating factors for existing periodontal problems causing a cascade of tooth destructive mechanisms.